Alberta Blue Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Picea glauca 'Haal'
Full sun, Partial sun
Best with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-uh GLAW-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing 5-7 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This superior evergreen with its dense conical form is one of the best for formal gardens. Use in conjunction with short sheared hedges and parterres. Try two to flank a fountain, entry door, gateway or classical sculpture. Incorporate into foundation planting for welcome verticals between windows with geometry that is stunning under snow. Combine with other evergreens in shrub borders for diversity of form and color and with flowering and colored foliage shrubs. In pots on porch or patio they add Old World charm or traditional Colonial character.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.|
|Companion Plants||Create a native woodland garden with Snowberry, Hyssop, Dogwood, and Potentilla, or a formal European look with Boxwood, Euonymus and the silver foliage of Fescue, Lavender, and Dead Nettle. The silvery blue foliage is always complemented by purple foliage plants like Ninebark, Barberry, and Smoke Tree.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8